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Squirrel-Tail Grass

Hordeum jubatum

Also known as

Foxtail Barley, Foxtail, Squirrel-Tail Barley, Wild Barley, Squirreltail barley, Barley

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

25cm

Max

35cm

10cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Squirrel-Tail Grass Overview

This species is densely tufted with light green leaves growing to 15cm. The stems will bear dense nodding panicles of long-bristled and soft spikes in mid-summer.

How to propagate Squirrel-Tail Grass

Seed

Seed in spring or autumn.

Division

By division in autumn; however forms should be propagated by division only.